On September 22, 2000, Chief Judge Haldane Robert Mayer signed an order establishing an Advisory Council for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Advisory Council) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2077(b). The mission of the Advisory Council is to review, study, and make recommendations regarding the rules of practice and internal operating procedures of the Federal Circuit. Additionally, the Advisory Council serves as a channel between the public and the court regarding procedural matters and suggestions for change. The Advisory Council was also created to assist court personnel with the court’s judicial conference and court-sponsored educational programs. The Chief Judge appoints the chair of the Advisory Council and selects all members of the Advisory Council, which consist of a maximum of fifteen active members of the bar and three ex officio members: the Clerk of the Court, the Senior Staff Attorney of the Court, and the president of the Court’s bar association.
The current active members and ex officio members of the Federal Circuit Advisory Council (as of October 1, 2016) are listed: